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12 LUXURY LOVE NESTS FOR SNUGGLING WITH YOUR PARTNER IN MALAYSIA

There’s nothing like a nice, romantic holiday to celebrate those relationship goals. If you are looking for dreamy getaways with your partner — whether for a holiday, a honeymoon or a romantic tryst — then look no further than Malaysia. We share with you here some of the romantic “love nests” that’s perfect for enjoying each other’s company with lots of cuddles, hugs and kisses, along with the opportunity to experience more of this tropical country!

Scenic by the Sea
Besides gazing into your lover’s eyes, these two seaside retreats are also quite soothing to the eyes with great expanses of sun, sea and surf to enjoy!

Four Seasons Resort, Langkawi Island, Kedah

The Four Seasons Resort, featured in the film, Crazy Rich Asians, offers luxurious villas in a Malay-style village setting. Its beautiful white beach with a view of the Andaman Sea and unique rock formations is the perfect lazing spot for two.

 

Japamala, Tioman Island, Pahang

On Tioman Island in the east coast of Malaysia, JapaMala has created a niche for itself as a jungle-luxe boutique resort situated amid the lush green surroundings of Malaysia’s forests. With only about a dozen villas with stunning sea views all around, lovers will think it’s heaven on earth just for two.

 

A Little Bit of Culture
How about injecting a bit of local culture into your love life? Malaysia’s diverse population is a chance to immerse yourself in unique cultures and traditions.

The Majestic Malacca, Melaka

A stay at this 54-room 90-year-old mansion with its beautiful teakwood fittings, porcelain flooring and European roof tiles and exquisite service quality, will easily bring to life the elegance of Melaka past. Immerse yourself in therich Melaka heritage with a cooking class with a local chef or walking tours to the surrounding UNESCO heritage areas.

 

 

Terrapuri Heritage Village, Terengganu

Experience what it’s like to live in a century-old classic Malay home, set in a resort that’s inspired by the 17th century Terengganu Palace and its courtyards. These architectural beauties recognize the genius of yesteryear architects and each house has a stunning story to tell! If you and your partner are a fan of built-design and local aesthetics, then you will fall in love with Terrapuri, too.

 

Seven Terraces

Roam about the UNESCO Heritage City of George Town from the opulent setting of the Seven Terraces Hotel. Dripping in traditional Chinese architecture and the romance and splendor of the Peranakan era, the hotel is a restful oasis to relive the elegance of the past.

 

Healthy Retreats
Keep the romance healthy by spending time with each other in these wellness resorts where the focus is on physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health through tailor-made programmes covering healthy eating and fitness, set within the natural landscapes of Malaysia.

Orchard Wellness, Melaka

Here, guests can enjoy nature, space and tranquility while indulging in treatments that follow wellness and medical concepts specifically designed for individual guests. It is set in a tropical fruit farm where guests can go fruit-picking for durian, mangosteen and rambutan while getting their chakras aligned!

 

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Perak

This spa-type resort is just the place to relax and unwind with your loved one for a healthily-ever-after! Surrounded by beautiful natural limestones, guests can dip into geothermal hotspring pools, meditate in 280-year-old natural caves, improve a stagnant chi or revitalize a tired chakra at the Spa and Wellness Centre.

 

Adventures in Love
If you and your partner want to get up to some thrilling adventures, then let us suggest something smack in nature!

Tabin Wildlife Reserve, Sabah

Whether you consider yourself a bird lover, a herpetologist or a casual nature lover, Tabin Wildlife Reserve, the largest in the country, has plenty of adventures to keep you occupied and amazed. And after you tire of your adventures at the end of the day, cuddle up in their cozy lodges before taking on the next day’s explorations.

 

Belum Rainforest Resort, Perak

Enjoy the beauty of the Belum-Temengor Rainforest literally at your doorstep when you choose to stay at Belum Rainforest Resort. You and your lover can enjoy many thrilling adventures such as jungle trekking into the 130-million year old rainforest, kayaking on the vast Temengor Lake and more!

 

Love in the City
Want to spend some intimate moments without being too far from the conveniences of the city? Check out our romantic city retreats.

23Love Lane Hotel, George Town, Penang

With a name like this, surely it would be perfect for lovers! 23Love Lane is a charming 10-room hotel restored to retain its heritage quality, with a garden courtyard located in a quiet lane within Penang’s UNESCO Heritage City. Enjoy the still and cozy atmosphere just steps away from lively George Town where you can easily explore the mélange of cultures.

 

The Ruma, Kuala Lumpur

Nestled in the very heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle and just steps away from the Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC, The RuMa has created an elegant and serene sanctuary right in the middle of the city. It captures the intimacy of a home run by an accomplished host who will take care of all the things that need taken care of, so you can focus on showering much love to your lover.

 

The Village House, Kuching, Sarawak

This idyllic hideaway is just a few minutes’ away from the hustle and bustle of Kuching city, yet it offers an oasis of calm for couples wanting to reconnect. This adults-only sanctuary (they only accept guests aged over 12 years) is one of the best places to marvel at the magnificent Borneo sunset in total privacy.

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5 REASONS TO VISIT KUALA LUMPUR CRAFT COMPLEX

Dubbed the one-stop craft centre, Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex has become a tourist destination offering visitors with a wide range of artisan craft products made in Malaysia. Located at Jalan Conlay, it is within walking distance to the famous and busy Pavilion shopping mall and Bukit Bintang shopping district.

Featuring beautiful Malay architecture, the complex houses several different sections comprising gifts and souvenirs gallery, a craft museum, artists’ colony and craft village. It is worth exploring for visitors as you will be amazed by the wide variety of local made craft products.

Let’s see what key activities visitors can get up to on a visit here:

Shop for Malaysian crafts

The Karyaneka shop offers a variety of local craft products on sale for visitors at an attractive price. Products range from gifts and souvenirs, clothing and accessories, home furnishings and decorations from various craft categories. Some of the local handicrafts on sale are batik, rattan baskets, pottery and other crafty knick-knacks. We love their hand-painted batik fabrics and the pretty baskets woven from pandanus and rattan leaves. Be prepared to bring back a heavy shopping after this visit!

Make your own Malaysian handicraft

At the Craft Village section, there are live demonstrations of local craft-making by talented artisans. Visitors can also try their hand at ceramic making or batik painting. Besides that, visitors can even learn the basic techniques of handling the knife for carving at the wood-carving village. Opportunities are given for visitors to explore their creative talents with the guidance of local crafters at the site. At a time when consumers are used to buying ready-made products, this hands-on craft-making activity is an eye-opening and refreshing experience.

Own a piece of artwork by local artists

There is also an Artist’s Colony, where art lovers can purchase works of art directly from local artists.  Art lovers can get to know local artists and watch how they go about producing the art work. The artists work with acrylic paints, oil paints, charcoal and even pencil. Their subject matter ranges from local landscapes to abstract images to portraits. We love spending time chit-chatting with these artists who are not only highly-skilled but offer unique perspectives of Malaysia through their artworks.

Visit the Craft Museum 

The gallery is an informative museum on the history of Malaysian handicrafts, covering each state’s traditional craft heritage. The collection of museum pieces are authentic and truly an amazing documentation of Malaysia’s craft heritage.  Visitors can learn more about Malaysian handicraft through the dioramas and video presentation.

Splurge on National Craft Day

Every year, the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex organises the National Craft Day or Hari Kraf Kebangsaan (HKK). It is a huge event that gathers hundreds of crafters from Malaysia and international countries under one roof to display, promote and sell their creations. If you are looking for authentic and high quality Malaysian crafts, as well as handmade items from small and medium enterprises, then this is the place to be. The diversity of crafts here covers textiles, woodwork, metalwork, woven items, forest products, and more. International artisan groups also exhibit their traditional handicrafts besides performing their cultural dances and music.

One of the most enjoyable ways to get to Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex is by riding the KL Hop-On Hop-Off (HoHo) open top buses. The complex is one of the 23 stops covered by the bus service. A ticket allows passengers to ride the bus and see other famous landmarks of Kuala Lumpur city centre and visit destinations such as Chinatown, Central Market, KLCC and more.

Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex
Address: Seksyen 63, Jalan Conlay, 50450 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2161 1470/1480
Operation Hours: 9.00 am-6.00 pm
Email: [email protected]

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HIGH NOTES IN OCTOBER 2018

Love music? The month of October will bring many crowd-pulling acts to Malaysia. Here is a list of the most anticipated performances happening this month, from pop to classic to breezy island tunes!

Jacky Cheung A Classic Tour in Malaysia 2018

Proudly presented by Allianz Malaysia Berhad, organised by Star Planet, legendary “God of Song” Jacky Cheung will return to Kuala Lumpur for a 3-night performance on 5, 6 7 October 2018 at 8 pm.

The show, which will be staged at the Axiata Arena Bukit Jalil, created attention-grabbing headlines when the news was first announced, leaving many eager fans waiting to buy tickets.

Jacky Cheung “A Classic Tour” was first brought into Malaysia in last January with ticket demand far exceeding supply. And this upcoming “Encore” tour is anticipated to be another sellout concert!

Following the KL gig in January, the tour reached the shore of the United States, Australia and major cities in China, making headlines across international media platforms. In April, Jacky broke his own Guinness World Records by hosting his 147th show at Shao Xing, China, where his last world tour “1/2 Century” wrapped up with a total of 146 dates. The current tour is expected to hit 200 dates.

IL Divo Presents TIMELESS Live in Genting

 

Date: 7 Oct 2018

Venue: Arena Of Stars, Resorts World Genting, Genting Highlands

Il Divo will bring their Timeless Tour to Malaysia this October. The classical crossover vocal group had recently released their new record, Timeless. Il Divo rose to international stardom after they became the first classical crossover band in history to reach the top of the US Billboard 200 list (2005). The sensational singing group was also crowned Artist of the Decade at the 2011 Classic Brit Awards.

A multinational quartet comprising Urs Bühler (Switzerland), Carlos Marín (Spain), David Miller (USA), and Sébastien Izambard (France), the band has released nine highly successful albums including Il Divo (2004), Ancora (2005), Siempre (2006), The Promise (2008), Wicked Game (2011), A Musical Affair (2013) and Amor Pasión (2015).

For more information, please go to https://www.rwgenting.com/entertainment/shows/IL-Divo

Richie Jen Live in Genting 2018

 

Date: 19 – 20 Oct 2018

Venue: Arena Of Stars, Resorts World Genting, Genting Highlands

Richie Jen first found fame with his debut album, the Mandarin-language Ask Again in 1990, along with his role in the 1991 Taiwanese comedy film Cops Robbers. Signing with Rock Records in 1996, Jen’s star began to shine brighter with the release of his breakthrough album Too Softhearted, which became a massive success, selling over two million copies across Asia and the title track becoming his signature song. Additional success followed with the release of 1998’s Love Like The Pacific Ocean, featuring the hit song The Sad Pacific, which helped the album sell more than a million copies in Taiwan alone. Musical success continued through the 2000s, all the way to the release of his last studio album, 2011’s Daredevil Spirit and another one of his signature songs, Fold.

In addition to his musical successes, Jen has also found great fame in front of the camera. With over 40 movie roles under his belt, his roles range from comedies like Summer Holiday, romantic fantasies like Fly Me To Polaris and historical epics like Legendary Amazons. He also made his debut as a screenwriter and director in the recent All You Need Is Love. Beyond the cinema, Jen has also been a regular fixture on the small screen, acting in series such as 1998’s The Return Of Condor Heroes and 2011’s The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung. Jen also served as presenter on Top Gear China and has been a part of the Chinese Idol judging panel since 2013.

For more information, please go to https://www.rwgenting.com/entertainment/shows/Richie-Jen

Mariah Carey Live In Concert Kuala Lumpur 2018

Date: 16 Oct 2018

Venue: Plenary Hall, KLCC

The Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum selling songstress Mariah Carey is coming back to Kuala Lumpur. Proudly sponsored by Qi Group of Companies, the exclusive one-night only concert will take place at the Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre on October 16th. The pop Diva is set to perform her much loved number one hits, bringing a brand new show to her Malaysian fans.

Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self-penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer/ songwriter/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard’s “Artist of the Decade” Award, the World Music Award for “World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium,” and BMI’s “Icon Award” for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few – with her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance.

For more information, please visit https://www.ticket2u.com.my

Island Music Festival

Date: 12 – 14 October 2018

Venue: Long Beach, Redang Island in Terengganu

Now, if you are looking for different tunes and music crowd, head up to the east coast and let yourself loose in music and monsoon.

Island Music Festival is a 3 days and 2 nights celebration of Rhythm Nature that has been going on yearly at Long Beach, Redang Island since 2013. It’s a rain or shine festival on the beach so leave your raincoats at home. Expect to discover new music, make new friends, have new experiences and a new appreciation for Mother Nature while having a great time!

This package-based festival is pre-sold and the package is inclusive of accommodation, ferry transfer and all Island Music Festival activities and entertainment.

Featuring an eclectic mix of local and international performers, the Island Music Festival is a place where island-style hospitality meets the party scene with great music vibes. Presenting the very best in live music, the local flavours of the festival include sexy DJ sisters Leng Yein and Leng Sean, DJ Skeletor from Malaysia’s number one hit station Hitz.FM, soulful RB band Back2Basixx, hippie pop trio Jumero, sensual songbird Talitha Tan, and many more!

Meanwhile, coming all the way from Paris, Fabrice Morvan who was half of the pop duo Milli Vanilli will be performing in Malaysia for the first time.

Apart from the performances, the festival will also present a catwalk runway featuring the latest beach line of the renowned celebrity designer from LA, M the Movement.

There will also be some great island activities and workshops lined up such as beach volleyball, crossfit, jungle trekking, DJ workshop, limbo rock, yoga, and more.

For more information, please visit https://theislandmusicfestival.com.

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CYCLING IN THE CITY

Question – what do Kuala Lumpur and Amsterdam now have in common? Answer – MikeBikes.

Yes, following in the tracks of the cycling city of Amsterdam, Kuala Lumpur now has a new attraction – a cycling tour of Kuala Lumpur’s heritage areas utilising the original Dutch bicycle, no less, in the famous “oranje” colour! Nothing short of exciting and thrilling, the MikeBikes Tour offers a unique insight into some of the city’s oldest and historic quarters, and the best way to go off the beaten track in an otherwise modern and cosmopolitan city!

Before we ‘cycle’ any further, let me tell you that the local council of the capital has recently introduced a dedicated blue lane especially for cyclists. The 11-kilometer long cycling-track along selected major roads in Kuala Lumpur will ensure safety for all road-users and is a thumbs up towards reducing one’s carbon footprint in the city. Cycling in the city is still a new concept in Kuala Lumpur, but it looks like we’re headed in the right direction!

To register for a MikeBikes Tour, it’s best to call ahead and book (better than walking in) the tour package of your choice. At the meeting point, you will be given the Oranje Bicycle and a security vest. Two experienced guides will be at your service throughout the cycling tour.

The meeting point is well-placed certainly. MikeBikes is located at the Malaysia Tourism Centre (MATIC) in Jalan Ampang, a stone’s throw away from KLCC. It is centrally-located and easily accessible to many places of interest in the capital.

With a group of enthusiasts, I managed to join the tour recently. MikeBikes offers two basic, highly experiential tours namely The Best of KL Classic and The KL Sunset Night Tour.

According to MikeBikes, the first tour takes you along some striking and iconic spots in the city — the Petronas Twin Towers, the fruit and vegetable market in Chow Kit and the Sin Sze Ya temple. This one starts at 8 am and ends at 12 pm.

The latter tour is about discovering the city while it is getting ready for the evening. The guys at MikeBikes painted this picture for us: The locals gather on squares and they set up their food stalls. You will be amazed at the colors and aromas of the city after sunset. Of course, the original Nasi Lemak should not be missed. The beautiful architectural buildings look different at nightfall. The KLCC Tower, Kampung Baru and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building are just a small selection of the places you will visit.

We wisely chose the evening tour (to escape the scorching sun) that would allow us to see the best of of both modern and traditional Kuala Lumpur, a kind of 2-in1 adventure. Plus, I thought it would be interesting to see the changes as the city transitioned from a bustling business centre to whatever goes on at night.

We were all geared up by 5 pm, ready and waiting eagerly at MATIC for a four-hour journey that would cover more than 14 kilometres.

We first cycled to a very special area – the untouched yet famous kampung or village in the city, Kampung Baru. Against the backdrop of KLCC, the only-surviving Malay village of wooden houses looked strangely juxtaposed against its modern surroundings. As we pedalled through back alleys and age-old heritage houses, I realised then that the village wasn’t at all backward but was a symbol of cultural identity that stood proudly against the encroaching modernisation. What makes Kampung Baru near and dear to many is its charm as a street-food institution with more than 200 stalls selling a gobsmacking array of food at affordable prices.

We later passed the Loke Mansion building and then made a brief stop in front of Masjid India at Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, an area famous for local shopping and a melting pot of cultures. From time to time we digested morsels of interesting information and facts about the city dished out by our experienced guides.

As the sun started to disappear beneath the skyline, we reached the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It was quite something to admire the Moorish architecture of this iconic national building in the fading light. Special arrangements were made for us to have dinner at the historic Royal Selangor Club, once a British-only place of gathering where membership was reserved to only those in selected social circles…and here we were, quite tired, hungry and sticky, yet able to enjoy a once elitist view of the city. How ironic, yet delightful!

After dinner, we had a chance to view Masjid Jamek by night. As we were photographing this centennial place of worship sandwiched by colonial buildings, I briefly felt like I was stepping back in time to what was once the beginnings of a small riverine settlement that later turned into a modern city of wonder.

In no time, we were weaving our way through the heart of Petaling Street, where small-time vendors did thriving business. We cicyled past the Mahamariamman temple from which aromatic incense wafted and fragranced the air, and later passed by KL Forest Eco Park (formerly known as the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve), the last remaining tropical rainforest in the city.

When I glimpsed KLCC later, I knew that our journey was about to end. Towards the end, I thought that any tourist would enjoy and be happy with this authentic experience of getting up close and personal with Kuala Lumpur through the MikeBikes’ tour programme. Driving by these same places in a car would only leave a fleeting impression, if one were any observant. But cycling through the alleyways, weaving through foot traffic, passing by age-oild buildings within touching distance, really put a sense of perspective in me. Though my legs were tired, I felt a sense of pride to witness how my Kuala Lumpur had progressed well in its beauty and harmony. What a ride!

AddressMikeBikes’ at Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTIC), 109 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
Web: www.mikebikes.my
Operation     Open daily. Closes 10 pm
Phone:          +6017-673 7322

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19 Tempat Menarik Di Batu Pahat | Panduan Bercuti Untuk Seisi Keluarga

Batu Pahat dikatakan sebagai syurga makanan bagi negeri yang pernah menjadi pengeluar terbesar gambir dan lada hitam pada suatu masa dahulu, negeri Johor Darul Ta’zim. Dari sup yang beraneka rasa hinggalah mee racun, sungguh banyak sekali lokasi santapan menyelerakan untuk dicuba di sini.

Bukan sahaja syurga bagi deria rasa, Batu Pahat juga menempatkan banyak destinasi yang menarik untuk disinggahi. Nak tahu dimanakah lokasi-lokasi menarik ini? Teruskan membaca senarai 20 tempat menarik di Batu Pahat ini. Singgah jangan tak singgah ya?

19. Dataran Penggaram (Dataran Batu Pahat)

Dataran Batu Pahat
Sumber: Visit Johor

Jika di KL ada Dataran Merdeka, di Batu Pahat pula terdapat Dataran Penggaram ataupun Dataran Batu Pahat yang agak meriah terutamanya pada musim cuti sekolah dan setiap hujung minggu. Kemeriahan di sini ditambahkan lagi dengan pelbagai penganjuran acara seperti pameran, ceramah, persembahan kebudayaan dan banyak lagi.

Jika anda datang pada waktu yang tepat, dapatlah anda sekeluarga menyaksikannya, namun sekiranya tiada sebarang acara sewaktu anda ke sini, jangan risau, kerana pemandangan di sekitar dataran ini membuatkan kedatangan anda tetap berbaloi, terutamanya pada waktu malam, waktu ketika mana cahaya lampu neon daripada pokok-pokok menceriakan suasana persis di I-City Shah Alam.

Alamat: Jalan Rahmat, Kampung Bahagia, 83000 Batu Pahat


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18. Wet World Batu Pahat

Wet World Batu Pahat
Sumber: Suwandi Sagar

Siapa yang tak suka bermandi-manda? Lagi syok kalau setiap kali melancong ke satu-satu tempat, anda cuba setiap taman tema airnya, barulah lengkap ‘portfolio’ mandi-manda anda sekeluarga. Di mana lagi taman tema air yang best di Batu Pahat ni kalau bukan di Wet World Batu Pahat.

Tidaklah sebesar Sunway Lagoon tapi tetap lengkap dengan bermacam jenis tarikan yang pasti membuatkan anda sekeluarga gembira kepuasan seperti gelongsor air yang panjangnya bukan kepalang, kolam renang berombak, Kiddy Pool dan banyak lagi!

Waktu Operasi: Setiap Hari (10.00am – 6.00pm) | Rabu Tutup (Kecuali Pada Musim Cuti)

Bayaran:

Warganegara: Dewasa RM20 | Kanak-kanak RM17

Bukan Warganegara: Dewasa RM30 | Kanak-kanak RM27

Alamat:  Lot 138, Jalan Bukit Pasir, Tasik Bukit Pasir, Batu 1/2, Johor, Kampung Batu Pasir, 83000 Batu Pahat


17. Taman Botani

Taman Botani Batu Pahat
Sumber: jmg.gov.my

“Cinta adalah suci lahir dari jiwa…” pernah terdengar lirik ini? Di mana ya? Inilah cebisan lirik lagu Asmaradana daripada filem Puteri Gunung Ledang. Kaitannya dengan Taman Botani yang terletak di Sri Medan ini adalah kerana di sinilah lokasi rakaman filem legenda ini. Lihat sahaja pemandangan yang disajikan di Taman Botani ini, tidak hairanlah ia telah menjadi lokasi pilihan. Cukup indah dan mendamaikan jiwa.

Alamat: Seri Medan, 83000 Batu Pahat


16. Pantai Minyak Beku

Pantai Minyak Beku Batu Pahat
Sumber: The Batu Pahat

Sepanas-panas terik mentari yang menjadi bebelan ramai, keindahan cahayanya jika dilihat pada waktu yang tepat membuatkan segala masalah lenyap dari ingatan. Di mana dapat anda melihat keindahannya ini kalau tidak di pantai dengan lautan yang memancarkan cahaya mentari ibarat lukisan di galeri.

Jika anda ingin menikmati keindahan ini di Batu Pahat, datanglah ke Pantai Minyak Beku sama ada pada waktu matahari terbit atau terbenam. Pantai ini terletak hanya 7 km dari Bandar Batu Pahat. Sambil menikmati pemandangan, jangan lepaskan peluang untuk memancing di kawasan pantai ini yang turut kaya dengan pelbagai jenis ikan yang termasuklah ikan sembilang, kurau dan tuka.

Alamat: Jalan Minyak Beku, 83000 Batu Pahat


15. BP Walk (Batu Pahat Walk)

Batu Pahat Walk
Sumber: tourism.johor.my

BP Walk ataupun Batu Pahat Walk adalah kawasan yang terletak di sepanjang Jalan Rahmat. Bagi anda yang ‘burung hantu’ ataupun tercari-cari tempat makan pada waktu malam, di sinilah salah satu lokasi yang boleh disinggahi.

Bukan main banyak gerai makan yang terdapat di sepanjang jalan ini, antara menu yang boleh ditemui di sini adalah sup yang beraneka rasa, mee bandung, sate, mee rebus dan banyak lagi masakan goreng lain yang diidam-idamkan perut menggerodak anda.

Alamat: Jalan Rahmat, 83000 Batu Pahat


14. Old Street Batu Pahat

Old Street Batu Pahat
Sumber: Visit Johor

Wahai instagrammers yang tegar, inilah heaven untuk anda mendapatkan foto-foto yang hebat sewaktu bercuti di Batu Pahat. Berlokasi di Old Street Batu Pahat, di atas bumbung bangunan ini terdapat sebuah taman yang dihias cantik yang diberi nama Sky Garden Old Street. Selain taman yang indah, di bahagian atas bumbung ini juga terdapat banyak restoran yang dihias dengan penuh kreatif.

Waktu Operasi: Setiap Hari Kecuali Rabu Ahad (10.00am – 7.00pm) | Rabu Ahad Tutup

Alamat: Jalan Parit Besar, 83000 Batu Pahat


13. Taman Rekreasi Tasik Y

tasik y batu pahat
Sumber: Tourism Johor

Simple sekali nama yang diberikan, Taman Rekreasi Tasik Y. Mesti anda tertanya-tanya kenapa satu huruf sahaja namanya? Ini kerana, taman ini sebenarnya berbentuk Y jika dilihat dari sudut pandangan burung yang berterbangan di awan.

Dahulunya merupakan tapak perlombongan, taman ini kini merupakan sebuah taman rekreasi yang dilawati ramai orang untuk beriadah di waktu petang dan di hujung minggu.  Cukup lengkap dengan pelbagai kemudahan seperti laluan refleksologi, taman permainan, peralatan senaman dan pondok rehat.

Sudah penat bersenam, anda boleh mencuba pelbagai makanan menarik yang dijual di gerai-gerai yang dibuka di sini seperti Ais Kacang dan Rojak. Makanan yang cukup enak untuk dimakan di waktu petang.

Alamat: Jalan Sejati, Kampung Bahagia, 83000 Batu Pahat


12. Restoran Bariani Power

Restoran Bariani Power
Sumber: Restoran Briyani Power

Nama kedainya sememangnya menggambarkan betapa hebatnya nasi bariani yang dihidangkan di restoran ini, Restoran Bariani Power, barianinya memang power!

Sekiranya anda sekeluarga ke sini semata-mata untuk mencuba makanan yang terbaiknya, jangan tempah selain daripada nasi bariani ayam ataupun kambingnya. Yang bestnya, restoran ini turut menyediakan ruang makan yang berpenghawa dingin.

Waktu Operasi: 10.00am – 7.00pm

Alamat: No.18, Jalan Tukas 2, Taman Soga, 83000 Batu Pahat


11. Tugu Batu Pahat

Tugu Batu Pahat
Sumber: Mohamad Azhari Hishamuddin

Tugu yang menjadi lambang Batu Pahat ini berdiri dengan megahnya di Dataran Penggaram. Tugu Batu Pahat ini memiliki rekaan yang cukup unik menggambarkan nama ‘Batu Pahat’ itu sendiri dengan tangan yang tergantung dan memegang pahat.

Untuk pengetahuan anda, nama Batu Pahat dipilih untuk dijadikan nama daerah ini kerana peristiwa bersejarah yang dikatakan berlaku pada sekitar tahun 1456, waktu di mana tentera Siam telah datang menyerang kampung Minyak Beku yang merupakan lokasi batu yang dipahat untuk mendapatkan bekalan air bersih.

Alamat: Jalan Rahmat, Kampung Bahagia, 83000 Batu Pahat


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10. Nasi Lemak Cik Chom

Nasi Lemak Cik Chom
Sumber: Warung Nasi Lemak Cik Chom

Apabila melawat ke sesebuah negeri memang tak sah kalau tak cuba makanan-makanannya yang viral di dunia internet bukan? Inilah salah satu gerai yang mesti disinggahi iaitu kedai Nasi Lemak Cik Chom.

Nampak sekali viralnya makanan di sini apabila anda terlihat berduyun-duyun pengunjung sanggup beratur dari sebelum kedai dibuka lagi untuk memakan nasi lemak yang istimewa di gerai ini.

Apa yang special sangat tentang nasi lemaknya adalah lauk yang disediakan bersama dengan nasi lemak ini iaitu sama ada sotong bersaiz gergasi ataupun ikan siakap. Cukup mengiurkan!

Waktu Operasi: Isnin – Khamis (4.30pm – 10.30pm) | Jumaat – Ahad (4.30pm – 11.00pm)

Alamat: No. 16, Jalan Kencana 1a/1, 83300 Sri Gading


9. Pantai Punggur

pantai punggur batu pahat
Sumber: Saya Orang Johor

Terletak dalam sekitar 30 km dari Batu Pahat, walaupun mengambil sedikit masa untuk sampai ke Pantai Punggur ini, perjalanan terasa terbayar dengan pemandangan menakjubkan yang terhidang di depan mata terutamanya pada waktu matahari terbenam.

Di sini terdapat sebuah jeti yang menjadi spot yang sempurna untuk anda bergambar berlatar belakangkan keindahan lautan yang terbentang luas bersama yang tersayang.

Alamat: Jalan Kampung Punggur Laut Timur, 83100 Senggarang


8. Hutan Lipur Bukit Soga Perdana  (Hutan Lipur Soga Perdana)

Hutan Lipur Bukit Soga Perdana
Sumber: Kamaruddin Yahya

Hanyalah 3 km dari Bandar Batu Pahat, Hutan Lipur Bukit Soga Perdana adalah hutan simpan yang memiliki taman rekreasi yang lengkap dengan pelbagai kemudahan seperti trek jogging, tandas dan pondok rehat.

Di dalam hutan simpan yang berketinggian 600 kaki ini juga terdapat sebuah menara pemerhatian yang terletak sekitar 785 meter dari titik awal perjalanan. Pemandangan dari menara ini sungguh indah, dapat dilihat di sini adalah keindahan flora menghijau dari hutan dan juga bandar Baru Pahat.

Waktu Operasi: Setiap Hari (8.00am – 6.00pm)

Bayaran: Percuma

Alamat: Jalan Perdana 17, Taman Bukit Perdana, 83000 Batu Pahat


7. Ladang Nanas (Kg. Parit Tengah)

Ladang Nanas (Kg Parit Tengah)
Sumber: Tourism Malaysia Johor

Ladang nanas yang terletak di Kampung Parit Tengah ini merupakan ladang yang terbesar di Asia Tenggara dan juga yang ketujuh terbesar di dunia. Dapat anda bayangkan keluasannya?

Tidak terlihat penghujungnya. Antara jenis nanas yang diusahakan di sini adalah daripada jenis Josaphine dan juga Morris. Kenapa nanas jenis ini yang menjadi pilihan? Ini adalah kerana buahnya yang besar dan isinya yang sangat manis. Kesedapannya boleh dibuat makan begitu sahaja.

Alamat: Ladang Nanas, Kampung Parit Tengah, Batu Pahat


6. Bulatan Simpang Rantai

Bulatan Simpang Rantai
Sumber: ZulFadli Tugi

Selain dataran dan sebuah tugu, satu lagi lokasi yang menjadi mercu tanda Batu Pahat adalah Bulatan Simpang Rantai yang merupakan bulatan yang menghubungkan Jalan Kluang, Jalan Tanjung Laboh dan Jalan Rahmat. Bulatan ini sebenarnya memiliki kisah misterinya sendiri.

Dikatakan tidak lama dahulu, Majlis Perbandaran Batu Pahat berniat untuk menaik tarafkan lanskap bulatan ini dengan menebang sebatang pokok ara yang berdiri di sini, namun ketika kerja pengorekan tanah dilakukan, sebuah keranda dengan jasad berkapan ditemui di sini. Oleh kerana itu, Majlis Perbandaran membatalkan rancangan tersebut. Betul atau tidak, tiada kepastiannya.

Namun itulah kisah yang digembar-gemburkan. Kini, pokok ini telah diwartakan sebagai pokok warisan yang tidak boleh ditebang melainkan mendapat keizinan daripada Jabatan Warisan.

Alamat: Bulatan Simpang Rantai, 83000 Batu Pahat


5. Galeri Dato’ Onn Batu Pahat

Sumber: http://www.ywj.gov.my

Bangunan Galeri Dato’ Onn Batu Pahat yang telah dibina pada tahun 1938 ini terletak di dalam sebuah kawasan padang golf. Sebelum dijadikan galeri, bangunan yang berkeluasan 4487.50 kaki persegi ini merupakan rumah kerajaan yang didiami oleh Dato’ Onn dari tahun 1945 hingga 1947 sewaktu beliau mememang jawatan sebagai Pegawai Daerah Batu Pahat.

Pemimpin yang berjiwa rakyat ini pernah memegang banyak lagi jawatan lain di dalam kerajaan yang termasuklah Menteri Besar Johor yang ke-7.  Ingin mengikuti kisah hidup pemimpin yang banyak menyumbang kepada kemerdekaan negara ini? Jadikanlah Galeri Dato’ Onn Batu Pahat sebagai salah satu destinasi lawatan anda sekeluarga di Batu Pahat nanti.

Terdapat banyak foto berkaitan Almarhum yang menceritakan peristiwa-peristiwa penting yang pernah berlaku di dalam hidupnya. Di samping itu, galeri ini turut mempamerkan banyak barangan lain yang wujud pada zaman Dato’ Onn seperti basikal tua, senjata, tembikar, barangan perhiasan dan lain-lain lagi.

Waktu Operasi: 9.00am – 4.30pm

Alamat: JKR 525, Jalan Dato Mohd Shah, Gunong Soga, 83000 Batu Pahat


4. DIY Playground

DIY Playground Batu Pahat
Sumber: SAM Batu Pahat

Sudah biasa mendengar tentang alat tulis, bekas dan perabot kitar semula? Jangan tak tahu, kreativiti menghasilkan barangan yang dikitar semula sebenarnya tidak hanya terhenti di situ, cukup mengagumkan betapa banyak sekali benda menarik yang boleh dihasilkan menggunakan barangan kitar semula dan salah sebuah lokasi untuk anda menyaksikannya adalah di DIY Playground.

Sebuah taman permainan yang secara keseluruhannya dihasilkan daripada barangan kitar semula. Daripada buaian, kapal lanun, gelongsor dan banyak lagi yang menceriakan hari anak-anak anda terdapat di taman ini. Kerana keunikannya, DIY Playground turut dilawati oleh banyak pelancong dari luar negara.

Waktu Operasi: Ditutup Selepas Pukul 11.45pm Atas Faktor Keselamatan

Bayaran: Percuma

Alamat: Jalan Syed Abdullah, Kampung Pegawai, 83000 Batu Pahat


3. Mee Racun Tulang Sri Jaya

Mee Racun Tulang Sri Jaya
Sumber: Saya Orang Johor

Nak tahu makanan itu sedap atau tidak, lihat sahaja bilangan pengunjungnya, berbaris-baris orang beratur untuk menikmati mee beracun di Mee Racun Tulang Sri Jaya. Mee racun? Macam bahaya je? Betapa enaknya makanan yang dihidangkan di sini sehingga meracun jiwa anda untuk datang berulang kali.

Menu yang mampu meracun anda sehingga terbawa ke mimpi ini adalah mee yang dihidangkan dengan sup gearboxnya. Jangan risau, walaupun terkenal, harga makanannya cukup berpatutan.

Waktu Operasi: Setiap Hari (6.00pm – 12.00am)

Alamat: TL1, Jalan Rotan Tungal, Taman Sri Jaya, 83000 Batu Pahat


2. Pasar Karat Batu Pahat

Pasar Karat Batu Pahat
Sumber: Saifful Iskandar

Bagi anda yang memiliki ‘old soul’, Pasar Karat Batu Pahat adalah sebuah pasar barangan antik yang memang rugi kalau tak singgah.  Pelbagai barangan dari masa lalu yang dapat anda lihat di sini yang termasuklah pakaian, cenderamata, elektronik, duit syiling dan banyak lagi. Sesetengah barangan yang diniaga di sini didatangkan dari Singapura.

Waktu Operasi: Jumaat – Ahad (7.00am 1.00pm)

Alamat: Jalan Pasar, Batu Pahat


1. Tropical Village Ayer Hitam

Tropical Village Ayer Hitam
Sumber: Saya Orang Johor

Tropical Village Ayer Hitam adalah sebuah taman tema berkeluasan 32 ekar yang terbahagi kepada beberapa bahagian iaitu bahagian mercu tanda, sudut santai, taman permainan dan pertanian.

Di bahagian mercu tanda terdapat replika-replika Mini Malaysia seperti KLCC dan A Famosa. Di ruangan Mini World pula terdapat replika Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty dan lain-lain lagi. Di sudut santai taman tema ini terdapat House of Mirrors, Dinosaur Train dan Haunted House, manakala pada bahagian taman permainan pula terdapat Pet Corner, Oriental Island dan Garden of the Shy Monkey.

Sungguh banyak sekali untuk dilihat di taman tema ini bukan? Jika tak cukup sehari untuk melihat kesemuanya, anda boleh bermalam di bilik dorm yang disedikan pihak Tropical Village Ayer Hitam.

Waktu Operasi: Isnin – Khamis (10.00am – 8.00pm) | Jumaat – Ahad (10.00am – 10.00pm)

Alamat:  Jalan Johor, 86200 Ayer Hitam


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